Search Results: "Sidney Lumet"


BOOK REVIEW

MAKING MOVIES by Sidney Lumet
NON-FICTION
Released: March 27, 1995

"There's a pugnacious Lumet lurking between the lines of this otherwise smarmy book, and that Lumet just might write a good one someday."
Making movies may be ``hard work,'' as the veteran director continually reminds us throughout this slight volume, but Lumet's simple-minded writing doesn't make much of a case for that or for anything else. Read full book review >

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THE BEST LAID PLANS by Sidney Sheldon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A twisty yarn with few real surprises: Sheldon continues to exploit his special talent for getting down and dirty with the high and mighty. (Literary Guild selection)"
Schlockmeister Sheldon (Morning, Noon and Night, 1995, etc.) outdoes himself with an overcharged (albeit eminently readable) tale about a randy American president and the vengeful newspaper heiress he done wrong. Read full book review >

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TELL ME YOUR DREAMS by Sidney Sheldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 1998

"Still, whatever it is that's worked before will here almost certainly work again. (Literary Guild main selection; TV satellite tour)"
The poster boy for schlock (The Best Laid Plans, 1997, etc.) calls on the cops, the courts, and the shrinks for his latest soaper, this one based on an actual murder trial. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Smoothly written, comprehensive, and thoroughly enjoyable."
A physicist's view of light, the most pervasive form of energy in our universe, and a force that has shaped human life and consciousness from the very beginning. Read full book review >

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NOTHING LASTS FOREVER by Sidney Sheldon
Released: Sept. 13, 1994

"But it won't win any new converts. (Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
From mega-author Sheldon (The Stars Shine Down, 1992, etc.) comes a quasi-medical romance set in a large San Francisco county hospital. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A poignant memoir with a refreshing absence of melodrama or pomp."
An honest, awe-inspiring tale of bittersweet survival in the face of formidable odds. Read full book review >

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MEMOIR OF THE BOOKIE'S SON by Sidney Offit
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 1995

"A son's personal recollection that may strike a chord for others."
A journeyman author recounts his coming of age under the guidance of an admirable outlaw father. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Solid information, but bland, wan execution."
Computers and rogue clones are unlikely to exterminate humanity, but an asteroid might. Read full book review >

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THE DOOMSDAY CONSPIRACY by Sidney Sheldon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 1991

"Whitley Strieber's Communion); mediocre as a thriller, even Sheldon-style; but fascinating as one top author's earnest if inept effort (backed by a polemical postscript) to voice the kind of warning that H.G. Wells did with so much more style. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for Fall)"
A science-fiction—yes, science-fiction—novel from the master of soap. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSAL FOAM by Sidney Perkowitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"Curious about that froth on your cappuccino? Here's the place to take its measure. But it is the reader who will have to provide the initial spark of interest, for though Perkowitz can be entertaining, he is not alluring."
An exploration of the science of foam that is also an engaging appreciation of its cultural uses—think of your beer's head or cappuccino's cap—from physicist Perkowitz (Empire of Light, 1996). Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE OF ME by Sidney Sheldon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Like the rough draft for the real memoir, the one with a personality included."
The life and times of the novelist, screenwriter, Hollywood mini-mogul and borderline workaholic. Read full book review >